Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Gardens after Irene

After our walk this morning and a nice big Sunday breakfast and electricity. The electric went off for about 8 hours. We are very lucky that we only got about 6" of rain (last estimate I checked) and the winds were not all that bad. The wind did blow pretty good until about 6 PM this evening.

The home garden looks really good!

Around 4:30 PM I was bored and decided to go to the plots.

The one Three Sisters planting. The corn & beans knocked over and the Sweet Dumpling support as well. I picked all the Sweet Dumplings before the storm.

Tomato Alley....not looking all that bad, just leaning a little. The plants are still alive!

The Purple Pole Bean Tepee, laying down on the job. I don't think the plants were up-rooted. So I will see what I can do with it tomorrow.

The other Three Sisters planting. The corn and beans were blown over also.

A couple of the Bell Pepper plants were blown over. But I don't think that they are broken.

The hot & spice peppers looked fine. The leeks were leaning a bit.

Newly planted broccoli & cauliflower look fine.

The Brussels Sprouts leaning a bit too.

One of the gardeners there fence blew down

The port o potty also blew over

Some corn blowing in the wind

I thought this picture really captured the weather as I was leaving.

All in all....not that bad. Tomorrow afternoon I will get over there and start cleaning up!

18 comments:

  1. Glad you're OK and the gardens aren't too battered!!!

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  2. Not bad at all! I was certainly expecting worse.

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  3. Glad to see that the damage was not too bad!

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  4. That's pretty amazing! I was expecting your gardens to look so much worse. Hope they can be salvaged without too much trouble.
    ~~Lori

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  5. Not bad at all. Glad you got through it OK.

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  6. Looks very similar to my garden. Nothing was lost, just all fallen over.

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  7. Glad things weren't too bad.

    Unless someone was in the port o potty

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  8. I echo Sue@GL's thoughts....hope no one was trapped-LOL!
    It all looks pretty good, considering those winds. How much rain did you end up with?

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  9. Wow not one thing up rooted. That is great. And some of those things will upright them selves with time, so I would say your doing OK.

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  10. Plants are very strong living things!

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  11. The gardens look great despite what Irene had in store! Nothing a little restaking and trimming won't help, I'm hoping to salvage something out there also, although the 10 inches of rain has made it hard to get near the beds LOL

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  12. At least a lot of things are still standing. I hope you can put your tepees back up.

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  13. Oh gross! I won't want to be the one that has to move that port o potty.

    The sames things happened in my garden except that my pumpkin vine was shredded to pieces. Hopefully everything will bounce back well.

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  14. Glad it was not as bad as I'd imagine, there's lots of work ahead.

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  15. I am glad that your plots seem to have weathered the storm well thus far. I've been thinking of gardeners down in the storm's path and hoping for the best. I am glad most of your crops remained standing.

    On a side note, I've been to many a concert/music festival and I must say its been my worst nightmare to be in a portopotty when it tips over. I once used one on a slope and thought my nightmare might come true, but fortunately not.

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  16. Thanks everyone!! I was very surprised that the damage wasn't worse. I don't think it will take much to get everything over there straightened out.

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  17. You will have most everything set to right in no time from the looks of it - well... with the exception of the port of potty... which I hope someone else will tend to! LOL!

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  18. I think the blown over porta potty may have invoked the most cringe!

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